Economy Growth, Tax Tips & Why People Move

The economy is poised for a pickup in growth in 2015 amid a strengthening employment sector, rising income growth, and declining commodity prices, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.

Strong Job Growth Foreshadows Solid Full-Year Economic Growth – Fannie Mae

Why first-time homebuyers will make a comeback in 2015 – Fortune

Wage Gains Deliver Mixed News – Bankrate

Top Reasons People Want to Move – NAR

Amenities/services in walking distance (39%)

Good school district (34%)

Close to work (32%)

Diverse neighborhood (26%)

Near public transit (25%)  Read more…

Expedia may move to Amgen’s former Seattle campus – PSBJ

Analyst Issues Warning on Zillow, Trulia – NAR

8 tax tips for same-sex couples – Seattle Times

University of Washington one of top 10 best public colleges in U.S. – PSBJ